A fountain of hot water suddenly erupted from the ground
In fact, a fountain of hot water suddenly erupted from the ground in a forest near Oshambe, Japan. The waterfall is rising so high that it can be seen from several kilometers away.
The speed is going up to 40 feet
Another surprising thing is that normally the water coming out of the ground is cold but the water from these springs is hot. The waterfall is flowing up to 40 feet from the middle of the dense forest. From a distance, you will feel as if smoke is coming out of the forest.
An annual fair is held every year at the nearby Shiva temple.
A mysterious fountain erupting in the middle of the forest on the Japanese island of Hokkaido has been the subject of discussion for the past few weeks. Every year on August 9, the small Japanese town of Oshambe holds an annual summer festival with a traditional procession at the local Shinto shrine, where the fountain is lit. This event takes place before this festival, so locals flock here to witness it. However, the administration has banned its arrival.
People consider religious omens
The water from the mysterious fountains has been flooding here for the past few weeks and shows no signs of slowing down. The mysterious waterfall of Oshambe is considered a religious omen by the locals.
Scientists have said this about the mysterious waterfall
While the water seeping out of the ground at an impressive rate is 20 °C (68 °F), sediment was present in the samples analyzed by the scientists. All these factors suggest that the springs are powered by a hot spring below the Oshambe Shrine.
How and when will this fountain be closed?
For the past two weeks, many curious travelers have been flocking to Oshambe to see the waterfall in person. The pressure of the water coming out of the big water fountains is so strong that the leaves of the trees next to it have fallen. No one really knows how long this rare natural phenomenon will last.